When we got Houdini she seemed like such a sweet puppy. We got a video on dog training and did what it said. Then she ate the meter man, a neighbor, and knocked me to the ground each time I walked out the back door. When we finally decided to throw food to her over the fence rather than open the gate or the back door, someone told us about a miracle worker named Lara. We met with her and wondered if Houdini would eat her too but by the 4th lesson Houdini had learned to salute her! Now we take Houdini for walks, we entertain in the back yard as she is in a long stay and wouldn’t dare get up, and we have the well mannered, obedient dog we’ve always wanted.”
Gilbert and Diane Garcia
-The Senna Family
“I would like to take the time to describe some of the reasons why we would recommend Lara Fry and her company Canine Solutions. When we were given Lara’s name by our Vet we were having serious behavior problems with our 14 month old Springer Spaniels. We have one male and one female (littermates) who were having serious dogfights several times per week and sometimes several times a day. In addition, our male had begun growling at us when we moved him, corrected him, or sometimes if we moved near him. They had both been to some formal training but this behavior was escalating and we really needed help.
It was very obvious to us that Lara was knowledgeable and had our safety and our dog’s well being as her highest priorities. Her manner was professional. She communicated clearly. Her evaluation was thorough and methodical-she explained each part and what it meant. She made sure she had a complete picture of the dogs’ behavior, environment, and our interactions with our pets. After the evaluation, she discussed her findings, the plan, and gave us an idea of what to expect. Lara was immediately helpful with some general tips before our first training session.
Merlin and Jasmin.
We saw great improvement even after after the first two training sessions. So much so that we were tempted to think the problem was solved….but that was just a “honeymoon” period. Thankfully, we did not make the mistake of quitting our training too early. Had we not followed up with our weekly lessons, we would have never been successful. The skills we learned in the next 5 weeks are invaluable today and for the future. Our dogs behave because we have their respect-not because we keep dog treats in our pockets and scattered around the house to bribe them into behaving, or beat them into submission.
Lara demonstrated each method thoroughly to make sure we had all of the tools necessary to train our dogs to be respectful, obedient, well mannered, confident, and a joy to be around. To summarize, Lara consistently gave professional, individual attention to us as her clients and to our pets. Her methods were successful. We would highly recommend Lara Fry and Canine Solutions to anyone who has a dog with behavior problems or who simply wants to obtain skills to successfully train their dogs.”
Debi Canon, M.S.N, Roy Canon, Ph.D.
To Whom It May Concern:
“It is with great pleasure that I recommend the services of Lara Fry of Canine Solutions. My wife, Shannon, and I have known Lara a little over a year now, and she has had a dramatic impact on our lives.
Shannon is a volunteer at a local animal shelter, and it was there that she became attached to a young pit bull terrier named Petey. Petey was lovable but aggressive toward other animals. He consistently intimidated strangers, and he loved to dominate every situation he was in. Consequently, it was almost impossible to walk Petey on a leash.
It soon became obvious to Shannon that Petey was not a dog that was going to be adopted very quickly, and she approached me about the possibility of us taking him into our home. I vehemently objected. After all, he was a pit bull, and we already had two dogs of our own. After several months of discussion and meetings with Petey, I too began to grow fond of this little bully. I agreed that we would adopt Petey if he could be trained to be obedient and to live in our home with the other animals. Shannon and I consulted our veterinarian, and he recommended the best animal behaviorist he knew – Lara Fry.
Lara’s training techniques were fascinating and very effective. In several lessons, Petey became a very well adjusted and well behaved dog. He is a pleasure to have in our home and has become an integral part of our family. Under Lara’s tutelage, Petey graduated from basic obedience training and moved to off-leash and basic tracking techniques.
So, it is with both pleasure and no reservations that I recommend Lara Fry. Shannon and I are grateful for what she accomplished with Petey, but we are sad to see her move on. We will miss an excellent trainer and friend.”